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no evidence of. you have john mccain coming to chuck hagel's defense. >> good for john mccain. >> good for john mccain. you have stepped over the line. >> there's been a pattern with the hagel debate of people going beyond legitimate public debate. we saw it on the charges of anti-semitism. now illegal money or whatever. there's a legitimate debate to have about chuck hagel or any other nominee. this is way past that. but there's an irony here. hagel, in part, got this nomination in order to bridge the partisan divide. it was supposed to be someone who would appeal to republicans. instead he gets reported out with a straight party-line vote. no republicans supporting him. this cannot be what anyone in washington intended. >> i know. john heilemann, i hate to keep bringing him up because i hate bringing up somebody simply for bad behavior, but i'm absolutely flummoxed by ted cruz's short-term and long-term political strategy. you know, mark halperin told me before he got sworn in, he was a very smart guy, a bright guy, a harvard lawyer. i just don't -- this is a guy that could have such
ahmadinejad now says he would like to give it a go. senator john mccain ran into some trouble when he tweeted, quote, so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week, end quote. many in the twitterverse called the wording racist. he later sent out another twitter saying his comments were a joke and told people to, quote, lighten up. >>> last night new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman, who in the past, as you might know, has secured the new jersey governor about his ample weight over 300,000 times, that's what christie likes to say. during the "late show" appearance governor christie pulled laughs when he pulled a doughnut from his pocket and ate it, bam, right there. he also read back some favorite letterman jokes. take a listen. >> here's two of them. celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake. a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday, and that's just governor christie's house. >> meteorologist bill karins, you kno
are a country without any permanent enemies. take vietnam. i will never forget standing next to john mccain in the east room of the white house. each of us on either side of president clinton as he announced the once unthinkable normalization of our relations with vietnam, and efforts that john mccain and i worked on for about 10 years to try do. in the last decade, thanks in large part to the work of usaid, our exports to vietnam increased by more than 700%. every one of those percentage points our jobs here in america. -- are jobs here in america. in the last two decades, 1000 vietnamese students and scholars have studied spanish and taught have studied and taught in america through the fulbright program, including the foreign minister, who i just talked to the other day and who has feelings about america because of that engagement. the list goes on. as the emerging middle class in india, the world's largest democracy, buys our products, that means jobs and incomes for our own middle-class. as our traditional assistance to brazil and decreases, trade there is increasing. brazil is one of
-hallers giving their two cents to one john mccain. that argument that illegals will be politely moving to the back of the line as they cue up for citizenship is a bunch of you know what. jan brewer shares their concerns. the governor joins me right now. governor, what do you make of that, and furthermore, we just had the chamber of commerce saying he likes this idea that at least both sides are cobbling together something that will move a lot of these folks to citizenship, and the chamber endorses that. >> well, you know, i believe that the people of arizona strongly believe that they need to get in the back of the line and do it the way that everybody else has done it. bottom line, neil, we know we need a work force, there could be work series saturday but not citizenship. i think the majority of the people do not support that, and it's going to be a hard push. i don't think any of it's going to happen until the border is secure. >> neil: there's so many compete ideas, marco rubio, and the president, and different players. but one thing that is consistent is this promise that the ille
there is a possibility of direct talks with iran. republican senator john mccain telling reuters he would have no objection to direct talks, but questioned how much these with cheese -- would achieve its fundamental questions about the iranian nuclear program are unresolved. [video clip] >> our policy is not containment. it is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. we have also made clear that the iranian leaders need not sentence their people to economic isolation. there is still time and space for diplomacy, backed by pressure, to succeed. the ball is in the government of iran's courts. host: if we were able to begin negotiations with iran and its intentions for to ease between the u.s. in iran, which became a huge problem to present jimmy carter in 1979 with the hostage situation, if we make progress, how would that use the entire neighborhood and countries around iran and afghanistan? guest: it depends on how the israelis interpret this. the israelis believe they have more to fear about iran's nuclear capabilities and the rest of the name of the. i have read -- than the rest of t
exchanges came from senator john mccain. >> will you please answer the question? willwere you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well -- >> i would like to hear whether you're right or wrong and then you're free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well, let the record show that you refused to answer that question. >> gregg: of course, john mccain was the champion of the surge. what are hagel's chances of winning confirmation? let's bring in the washington time's columnist charlie hurt. it's the good old boys club in the u.s. senate. he's going to get confirmed, right? >> yeah. i think that that hearing will go down as one of the worst in television history. i mean, he was unprepared. he didn't know what he was talking about. he state wrong policy at ti
that did not harm but would gather information. this administration ran against john mccain saying, even though john mccain agreed, yeah, we don't want to water board, we don't want to do anything that somebody might someday call torture, they complained, gee, this is allowing radicals to be recruited against the united states because of the unjust nature of doing a procedure that's not harmful to someone's health, to gather information to save american lives, which it did. here we are now with this administration that thought waterboarding helped jeeyaddists -- jihadists recruit more radicals using a process of having a high administration official think to himself or herself, i don't think this may be enough. blow them up. without giving adequate consideration to civilians who will be killed, to family members who will be upset, to the ability of our enemies to use that to recruit other radicals, many times over, to replace those that have been killed with a drone strike. this administration's systemic failure to understand what the muslim brotherhood calls, quote, civilization jihad,
. take vietnam. i will never forget standing next to john mccain in the east room of the white house. each of us on either side of president clinton as he announced the once unthinkable normalization of our relations with vietnam, and efforts that john mccain and i worked on for about 10 years to try do. in the last decade, thanks in large part to the work of usaid, our exports to vietnam increased by more than 700%. every one of those percentage points our jobs here in america. in the last two decades, 1000 vietnamese students and scholars have studied spanish and taught -- have studied and taught in america through the fulbright program, including the foreign minister, who i just talked to the other day and who has feelings about america because of that engagement. the list goes on. as the emerging middle class in india, the world's largest democracy, buys our products, that means jobs and incomes for our own middle-class. as our traditional assistance to brazil and decreases, trade there is increasing. brazil is one of the new tigers moving at a double-digit pace. it supports addi
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
, if they think, well, we don't have the votes. we'll give some more information to senator john mccain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like ha
. senator john mccain then ran into trouble when he tweeted, "so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week"? many in the twitter world called the comment racist. he september out another comment saying his comments were just a joke and told people to "lighten up." >>> now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the conservative republican governor of ohio john kasich has a course on president obama's health care plan. he now says that he is going to expand medicaid dramatically using money from the federal government. >>> new jersey senator robert menendez is denying allegations he flown to the dominican republic to solicit prostitutes. he calls the charges smears from right-wing blogs. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that homeland security janet napolitano is quietly making it known she's considering a run for president in 2016 if hillary decides not to run. >>> and kitty kelly known for biographies of oprah winfrey is writing a book about the 98 women now serving in congress. >>> last night new jersey governor
down the dark and dangerous path again as senator john mccain has said, the senate has the potential to set the record straight and end the stain on our country's conscience. once that's done, it won't be long before another movie comes along to tell how we killed bin laden. [ applause ] i agree. it is not often we say why that john mccain is right. but we just did. let's go to kathy in michigan. hey, kathy. >> caller: wow. can i ask you a question. what is a mook? >> stephanie: i'm too old and drunk to renow but i think -- >> it is a psychic that constantly tears the other person down, i think. >> stephanie: that. >> caller: from where is this reference? >> stephanie: brooklyn. i don't know. >> caller: okay. well what i wanted to comment on and i would like your -- kind of your view of this is you know, in all of the discussion of the sequestration and how it's going to impact everything and everybody, how come we never hear about the congress taking a pay cut or you know, i get the impression that the congress really -- the majority of them really went for this jab because they mak
deal of a potential secretary here. >> it would be an enormously big deal. perhaps senator john mccain has perhaps decided to say that he would support it. i am not saying that i know that. if what he is reporting it's true, that would be what is happening here. i think what is being reported here are many commentators saying a couple weeks ago after the president very aggressive state of the union and progressive of marx he was saying about the republicans. look, the president will need the republicans in congress in his second term to get done some of the things he wants to achieve. like immigration reform. well, here we are. he is in trouble. his relationship with the republicans out there is simply broken. now it looks like the president may pay a price for that. dagen: do you think it will, at the end of the day, get in the way of chuck hagel becoming defense secretary. also, republicans will have to pay a price, right? connell: it looks like we have the speaker of the house. the breaking news out of washington. let's listen to the live comment. >> in two weeks we will have a cere
for you. listen, tom coburn, john mccain, a number of g.o.p. officials are saying down size d.c., the federal government did grow under this white house. and so the cocoon of washington, d.c. continues. they feel they have a claim on taxpayer money to continue to grow the government. and d.c. spends while the rest of the country gets a hangover. stuart: it is not like we're going to actually cut spending. we're not. we're going to spend more, just a little bit less more. charles: we're not going to cut spending. just the rate of the increase in spending. the idea that you would have a leader that would lead through enthusiasm, optimism, and occasionally say we have to go through rough patches, maybe it doesn't sell in this country, maybe it doesn't sell around the world, i'm looking around the world you have a new leader in south korea you know who is promising all kinds of things they can't afford. berlusconi in italy, maybe people don't want to hear that occasionally things get tough particularly when the government is 16 point something trillion already in the hole. that's
change like the one john mccain and joe lieberman worked on. if congress won't act soon to protect future generations, i will. >> let's bring in the daily beast who urged the president to hammer the gob. good to see you. did the president take your advice? >> i think he did. specifically with reference to the budget cuts that loom and with regard to that issue, i think he was very tough on the republicans. he came out and framed the issue the way he wanted and i was glad to see he started the speech after the introductory remarks. the lead line is march 1st. i was glad to hear him say that the american people that the republicans are playing a game here. i'm not going to have it. >> they said the speech was a christmas wish list. michael? >> in some respects, sure. as your guests said, it does seem unlikely that the things will be law by january if you look at the total package off the top of your head, give me the two big ones. >> immigration is first on the list. i'm a naysayer and that gets through the house of representatives the day i see it. immigration is one. it still has a better
domination. we'll get into that. martha: incredible. a very feisty town hall meeting. senator john mccain fielded tense questions about the immigration system. >> build the doong fence. where is the fence? >> in case you missed it i showed you -- >> that is not a fence. >> it is not a fence? it is a banana. we're putting up a bana with 600 millions of appropriations we have. sir, you you're entitled to your opinion. you're not -- ved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. anything that touches your face can feel like this. don't let itet to you. ♪ try mach3 sensitive, with three high-definition blades. a closer shave in a single stroke, for less irritation, even on sensitive skin. ♪ get closer to the one you love. ♪ gillette mach3 sensitive. llette. the best a man can get. martha: boy, welcome to snowy february, folks. these pictures come to us this morning from flagstaff, arizona whe
john mccain and others giving them more information. they had hoped by sending this yesterday or the day before, that they could change minds and make the senators vote yes to proceed to the vote even if they wanted to reject hagel's nomination. it wasn't. it seems like they are unhappy with this pick, they wanted the president to make a different pick, and they wanted to be -- host: we did see four republicans cross over and vote with democrats and one voting present and not voting to move forward or not. why did they go that way and who were they? guest: senator hatch was one. either you vote yes or you vote no. there was talk that he doesn't believe in the filibuster so he did not want to vote no. i think you should probably vote yes. but republican leadership was actively against this vote so i guess that would be the reason. of the people who voted to not block it one of them was senator collins who is the more moderate republican from the northeast. also the senator from nebraska which is chuck hagel's home state. there was another person who voted to proceed but democra
nomination as secretary of defense. late today, procedural vote failed after senator john mccain had made the case for waiting until after next week's recess. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think that senator hagel after that period of time deserves a cloture vote and a uvote on his. >> i have valued your thoughts and your contributions. i think most all of us in public office feel that way. >> among questions, speeches like to one in june 13, 2008, before the arab american antidiscrimination committee that hagel did not disclose to armed services committee. earlier they blasted republicans for holding up hagel's nomination to lead the pentagon. >> it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation would a fully empowered secretary of defense. during all the things we have going on in the world, including a war. >> but panetta isn't leaving yet. and 60-vote requirement is not unusual, say republicans and reid was fine when it was president bush's nominees. top republicans say members have legitimate concerns. >>
between hagel and john mccain. take a look. >> we are correct or incorrect. yes or no? >> my reference to the refer -- >> the question is were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer and then you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> joe, first of all, let me ask you this. the white house didn't jump to his defense after that stuff. why not? >> who didn't? >> the white house. the white house didn't jump to his defense. >> the white house has a sense that he has a good chance to be confirmed and everybody know that is the hearings will be contentious. no doubt there will be a lot of consengz and a lot of bad blood between this senator and colleagues and many who question his stance with regard to iran and how strong he would be and also with regard to israel. expect contention. that doesn't mean he won't be confirmed. i don't think the white house will jump to his defense. >> again, white house didn't jump to his defense. one republican opponent took to politico to point out his continued opposition. thi
, we're going to come after you in election time. >> let's talk about john mccain and immigration, that really tense town hall that he held last week for immigration in his home state. let's take a look at the senator's comments as a result of that. take a listen to this. >> some people say, oh, look at that. that's what town halls are supposed to be about. that's why they're always packed. i didn't believe that that person was correct with his facts. so i fired back at him. and people said good, that's what we want to hear. this is a debate we want to hear. i'm proud of that. and if anybody doesn't like it, then you don't have to come to the town hall meeting. >> did you see what he did originally at that town hall? he called t ted the border fenc banana, and he got very testy and was really fighting back against some of his constituents there. how does the gop make strides on this issue if that's the tenor of the kind of conversations we're having around this country regarding immigration? >> that probably strikes a lot of fear into your average republican who has any kind of to
in the dow this year. >> is today there anything that can fend off the price cuts? john mccain and lindsey gram have been called over for meetings about immigration. the spending showdown will likely come up. graham is telling reporters it is time for both sides to grow up. and on the situation in rome, he said he is bringing an offer to the president. >> this is a chance to do the big deal. i'm willing to raise revenue. i'm willing to raise $600 billion in new revenue if my democratic friends will be willing to reform entitlements. >> president obama is talking about the forced spending cuts later today in a shipyard in new port news, virginia. an estimated 40,000 civilian defense department jobs in the region could be furloughed if those cuts do come down. >> on pope benedict's final week as a member of the catholic church, a string of child sex abuse cases emerge. cardinal roger mahoney of los angeles will be part of the conclave despite damming new revelations about his handling of pedophile priests. then there was yesterday's stunning resignation of a uk leading catholic cleric, archb
-term supply. have to pay up a little bit at the pump. >> all right. >>> senator john mccain accused of posting a racist tweet. what he said about a monkey sent into space from iran. >>> and a bumpy road for people in east oakland. the fight they are facing with the city and it's coming at a high cost. >>> some people are accusing senator mccain of being a racist comparing mahmoud ahmadinejad to a monkey. the tweet says so mahmoud ahmadinejad wants to be first iranian in space. wasn't he there last week? his tweet followed reports that mahmoud ahmadinejad volunteered limb self for a manned spaceflight after iran claimed it successfully sent a monkey into space. among those taking offense at mccain's tweet was a republican congressman from michigan of palestinian decent. mccain sent a tweet later saying it was a joke and telling his followers to lighten up. some question the claim that iran sent the monkey in space and back. iran showed off the monkey before and after it blasted off aboard a rocket. now the state department says the photos taken before and after the launch are look very differen
market based solution to climate change like the one john mccain and joe lieberman worked on. if congress won't act soon to project future generations i will. >> on thursday the government accountability office came out with a new report identifying risks to the government and at the top was fiscal exposure the federal government faces due to climate change. remarkable. darrell issa had this to say about the gao report. >> i don't want to walk away from anything in this report. when you look at climate change and hurricane sandy and others, it points out that we have underprepared through fema and through our emergency funds including flood control for a generation. >> finally this week senators bernie sanders and barbara boxer introduced a climate bill in the unlikely event it will pass would represent a major victory for the climate, for environmentalists and enable the environmental protection agency to regulate fracking. after several years of exile, climate policy is back on the agenda. thank god. now i don't want to minimize how far things have to go and how many challenges there ar
the announcement on the twitter page and said he's home and will continue treatment. >>> arizona senator john mccain says he believes former senator chuck hagel will likely be confirmed as secretary of defense when congress returns from recess a week from today. >> i don't believe he's qualified but i don't believe that we should hold up his nomination any further because i think it's a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered. >> mccain was run of -- was one of 40 to vote last week. mccain says he will not vote for hagel but he believes the vote should go forward. >>> the white house says an immigration proposal developed by president obama is just a backup plan in case congress fails to come up with a plan of its own. over the weekend, the "usa today" published a leaked draft immigration proposal from the white house. it includes a provision for for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent, legal status. >>> president obama is spending this presidents' day at a golf resort in florida. the president arrived in palm beach, florida frid
, this comes from people like john mccain and others, you know, who very much oppose enhanced interrogation. and he has some experience as obviously he does. and other people, a, because of american values, even stan mcchrystal said this. >> i read his book. it's a good book. >> okay. do you agree with his position? when you say enhanced interrogation, why don't we call it what many believe it ought to be called, torture? >> because it's not. >> what's the difference? >> the difference is we went through a long, difficult, and labored process with the justice department before we started the enhanced interrogation programs. >> tell us where the red line is. do we got approval for the programs that did go, that they were "not torture." and we got signed off by the president of the united states, by the entire national security council, briefing on all of those programs. >> but we stopped water boarding. >> we did. >> because? >> because there was so much flack over it. >> but if it was getting such good results -- >> it got good results. >> but there are still people at guantanamo -- >> yeah
it. everybody left washington. there is one meeting with lindsey graham and john mccain. supposed to be immigration, not sequester. doesn't seem they're worried about it. >> when it comes to taking questions he compares unfavorably to the past three presidents before him by something like hundreds of availabilities. they have outdone, president clinton and other george bush. >> one thing i can be sure you will not be invited in for "60 minutes" type interview. >> i believe that is true, yeah. martha: cross that off the list. >> i look forward to your sit-down bob. >> okay. martha: don't we all. bob, thank you. mary katherine. thanks you guys. >> thanks. martha: see you later. bill: we do that every day by the way, bob, too, we don't look at the right camera. martha: par for the course. bill: we've been doing this for six months. some eye-opening numbers on the economy. how some claim the budget battle in washington is holding the economy back. we'll examine the numbers and ask whether or not that is the case. martha: new details in this search for an american couple. they took a o
does a couple of attack last september. john mccain said today mr. hagel has fulfilled the panel pass rigorous requirements of information, and the vote should occur. >> having observed a steady improvements in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you this youthful union is good. >> in keeping with the time honored tradition, i have come to report to you on the state of the union. america is much improved. there is good reason to believe that improvement will continue. >> my duty is to report on the state of the union, not the state of our government but of our american community. we will form a more perfect union. >> the state of the union is a strong. >> a nation is at war. our economy is in recession. the civilized world faces unsterilized dangers. the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is hopeful. the state of our union is strong. >> president obama delivers this year's address live on c- span a program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. followed by the gop response. tuesday night on c-span. >> ladybi
2004. mitt romney barely won as many votes as john mccain did in 2008. if you compare preelection estimates to exit polls, what you find is 5 percentage points of independents didn't show up. so the party that actually figures out how to represent these independents, and my hunch is many of them are these social liberal voters is going to be ahead in the demographic race. that's why you saw smart democrats actually run functionally libertarian campaigns. notice democrats who won, they ran on fiscal issues and distanced themselves from the president. they stole the rhetoric of fiscal conservatives. this is also why you found republican candidates who won, they ran on fiscal issues but they didn't emphasize abortion. over time, i believe the party that embraces this libertarian center of the public will come ahead in the demographic battle. the second point i'd like to make is about the tea party. some people think the tea party lost the election particularly in the senate. and the argument goes something like that this n. 2010 there was kristine o'donnell and in 2012 there is today
john mccain, who needs no introduction. >> but he always appreciate it. [laughter] i thank senator enhofe for his attention tot his issue. he pointed out the devastating effect of sequestration. if it is implemented, it will cut every ship, truck, a tank, research and development across the board. the secretary of defense panetta, a man that i admire greatly, called sequestration a meat ax approach. i think it is important to note, according to one economic analysis, it costs a loss of $350 in full-time direct jobs, 650,000 indirect job losses. that is a lot of jobs. in these difficult times. secretary panetta said, "this has become a very serious threat to our national security." para chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the same thing. in the late 1970's, after the vietnam war, the chief of staff testified before congress that we had a "hollow army," which then caused the attention of the american people and one of the reasons why ronald reagan was elected to be president of the united states, because of our rapid decline in national defense that took place previously. we h
of them are willing to cut people is to do what they would otherwise do. when lindsey gramm and john mccain are saying that this is really crazy stuff, you know there are people both in the senate and house that get it and want to avoid this. anybody on the defense side, everybody knows we have to trim our sails. at least we should allow the secretary to make the decisions as opposed to this crazy across the board. >> talking about the budget issue your state is facing. you had to raise taxes in your state to meet the budget deficit. what is the way ford for governors in this country who are facing similar scenarios? you raise taxes. and other states that is not tenable. is that a mix of spending cuts and tax increases? >> i was the first democrat elected governor and 24 years. the outgoing governor handed me a deficit larger than any other state in the nation representing 17% of revenue. there was no way to cut your way out of it. there was no way to tax arena of it. you had to do both. we had to respect the relationship as the employees and we did both of those things. so much so t
and not doing it in a dumb way. senators like john mccain have made similar statements to what scott said. your republican governor, along with other governors around the country, said they want congress to stop the sequester, stop these cuts. but i just have to be honest with you. there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks. and that's what's holding things up right now. keep in mind nobody's asking them to raise income tax rates. all we're asking is to consider closing tax loopholes and deductions that the speaker of the house, john boehner, said he was willing to do just a few months ago. he said there were a bunch of loopholes and deductions you could close. said you could raise $800 billion, $1 trillion by closing loopholes. we're not even asking for that much. all we're asking is that they close loopholes for the well-off and well connected, for hedge fund managers or oil companies or corporate jet owners who are all doing very well and don't need these tax loopholes so we
, president obama called the three key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsay graham and marco rubio. details of a backup immigration plan were leaked over the weekend. >>> and general john allen who had been nominated to be nato supreme allied commander but also got caught up in the petraeus scandal has announced his retirement. allen says his main concern is for the health of his wife kathy. he says his wife has stood by him for more than 35 years. the president praised allen while accepting his resignation. >> according to a report in "the washington post," the wife has several chronic health issues, including auto immune disorder. he said in an interview, "for a long time i told her when you can't bear this anymore, just tell me and i'll drop my resignation letter." he said he no longer wants to place the pressure of that decision on her. he's only doing it for his wife. look, everyone looks at things and says was this related to the petraeus e-mail scandal. he was e-mailing that woman in florida. he says it has no relation to that. >> and he was cleared from that
, as john mccain said, like arizona and texas, could actually go blue if the republican party doesn't join in an effort to fix the immigration system. there's a real question though on how far it to go. you see the president will be pushing for citizenship and a lot of members of the republican party are willing to talk about border security, work place enforcement and other issues but they do not want to go past legalization which includes fines and other things to the ultimate sort of gift of citizenship for people who have broken the law. that is where the fight will come down. will we have a bill? probably. the will it go all the way to citizenship? probably not. jon: a.b. stoddard from "the hill". good to have you on. >> thank you. jenna: some new information on another big story today, on that suspenseful hostage standoff that came to a very dramatic end. fbi agents stormed a bunker where a man was holding a 5-year-old boy for a week. killing the hostage-taker and pulling out the boy, luckily unharmed. law enforcement believes they acted just in time. >> they had reason to believe th
-- [inaudible] >> excuse me? you need to be a very big fire that committee wall, wouldn't you? >> john mccain. >> career on the same page now come the members of general staff on where the future of this lies. pakistan has to take ownership of all anti-terror operations, absolutely all of them to be sustainable and to be seen as legitimate in the eyes of our people. you know, there's been a lot of drones strikes next door, so in any case, you know al qaeda -- the whole al qaeda list is pretty much through our cooperation, a joint after a night spent in this administration will agree to also. >> you talk about the process in afghanistan being afghan led. president karzai had this fact developed in both pakistan and roadmaps of 2015. that roadmap subsidies pakistan for the united states in terms of brokering face-to-face talks between the afghan taliban and mr. karzai's government. it's been accepted by your government, so i'd like to know how much progress your government has made in terms of the reaching peace talks. mr. karzai's government as part of that effort would like your government to
the armed services committee tomorrow for a vote it could be held up. john mccain, excuse me, senator lindsey graham, the republican senator from south carolina, has said he could put holds on both of senatorial privilege. unofficial and informal way of soing things dead in their tracks. he says both brennan as well as mr. hagel have not come clean and he has more questions and he needs straight answers. listen. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? >> reporter: he is talking about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republican freshman texas senator ted cruz also threadent holding up nominations. democrats are furious and they're worried. watch. >> this is unprecedented, unwarranted to stop or attempt to try to stop the nomination of a secretary of defense and a cia director. >> reporter: well the problem with all this if they go to the co
up with your own plan? >> the president invited you and john mccain to the white house tomorrow? >> yeah. >> that doesn't happen every day. >> it doesn't happen every day. yeah, we're going to talk about immigration. i hope we'll talk about this. now is the time to grow up. both parties need to grow up. we need to find a chance to do the big deal. i'll challenge the president. mr. president, let's do things that will straighten out the long term indebtedness of the country. stop talking about between march and october. talk about the next 30 years. i'll raise revenue. will you reform entitlement? and we'll set aside sequestration in a way that won't disrupt the economy. >> other big news on capitol hill this week is the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. you have been very strongly, not against him, per se, but you want more information about him. are you satisfied? >> i think he's an out liar when it comes to our possibly regarding iran and israel. you'll find a hard time finding anyone more antagonistic toward israel on the way he votes. >> doesn't
ground and work together as adults, john mccain's calling him an ex-republican. >> stephanie: they cannot get over he was right about iraq. >> oh, totally. >> stephanie: remember representative walter jones, republican of north carolina? he was the freedom fries guy. that guy. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] he suggested to a libertarian group that former vice president dick cheney will end up in a fiery place for his role in the iraq war. he said congress will not hold anyone to blame. lyndon johnson is probably rotting in hell. he probably needs to move over for dick cheney. >> stephanie: that's freedom fries. >> i want to send that guy some french fries. where can we send them from? with a copy of an -- a biography of thomas jefferson about the time he spent in france reading the koran. >> stephanie: tony in florida you're on with hal. hi tony. >> caller: how are you? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: good, can you hear me all right? >> stephanie: yep. go ahead. >> caller: i didn't know if you had seen anything yet but collier county, florida which is down south florida naples area -- >>
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